The Office of Risk Management's Risk Prevention and Safety Program ensures that each Mayoral agency is provided with the guidance necessary to implement an effective occupational safety and health program through inspections, training, advice and detailed evaluations, reports and studies of agency risk factors.
To ensure that all DC Government buildings meet the minimum Occupational Safety and Health requirements, the Office of Risk Management follows the Code of Federal Regulations, International Fire Code and Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines.
RPSP encourages every agency to do the following:
- Encourage employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards and to implement new safety and health programs or improve existing ones.
- Maintain a reporting and recordkeeping system to monitor job-related injuries and illnesses.
- Establish training programs to increase workplace safety awareness.
- Develop mandatory job safety and health standards and enforce them effectively.
Inspections are conducted with advance notice to Agency Risk Management Representatives. There are, however, special circumstances under which the Office of Risk Management may not give any advance notice to an agency. These special circumstances are the following:
- Imminent danger situations that require immediate abatement.
- Inspections that require special preparation during office hours.